Interview with Takuji Kamio

Winner of Interior Design Awards

Award Winning Designer Takuji Kamio shares insights


Interview with Takuji Kamio at Friday 18th of May 2018:

DL: Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
TK : Educated in the University of Kansas, School of Architecture. Worked for several firms for 4 years and started my own carriers.

DL: What motivates you to design in general, why did you become a designer?
TK : To meet people. To make them happy.

DL: Did you choose to become a designer, or you were forced to become one?
TK : I have design education background, but actually I tried to quit my design carriers after school graduation. But, somehow I'm still in the design field and work as a designer.

DL: What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
TK : I would like to design something which can give people opportunities to share their time, space and emotions with each other including me.

DL: What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
TK : What you become is not important. What you do is more important.

DL: What distinguishes between a good designer and a great designer?
TK : As long as they are good, that means they are already ready to be great in the future. Not much differences between them.

DL: What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
TK : Balance of matters, such as colors, shapes, textures, sociality, humanity, and so on.

DL: What is the value of good design? Why should everyone invest in good design?
TK : Design is social property. Also design is investigation to make better society. That's why everyone put their efforts on making new designs.

DL: What would you design and who would you design for if you had the time?
TK : Something for my family.

DL: What is the dream project you haven’t yet had time to realize?
TK : resort hotels in wild nature

DL: What is your secret recipe of success in design, what is your secret ingredient?
TK : Respect people and appreciate for all what happen to you. Open your eyes and be hungry.

DL: Who are some other design masters and legends you get inspired from?
TK : Antonio Gaudi

DL: What are your favorite designs by other designers, why do you like them?
TK : Works by TOYOO ITO.